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An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

by Arthur Evans

This is a coffee table style book that displays in rich photography and interesting text the fabulous world of Earth's most successful group of animals, the beetles. Did you know that there are more species of beetles than any other group of animals? Fully 25% of all animal species are beetles! The book takes its title from a supposed quote by J.B.S. Haldane who said the only thing we can infer from Creation about God is that "He had an inordinate fondness for beetles." The only drawback to this book is that while the photos are consistently stunning, highlighting an incredible array of metallic colors and bizarre shapes, they are mostly of pinned specimens. I would like to see more photos of beetles interacting with their habitats.

List price: $40.00
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Life on A Little Known Planet

by Howard Ensign Evans

This has long been my favorite insect book. He delves into everything from the mysteries of fireflies to the US Army's experimentation with the "combat bedbug" during Vietnam. Even if your idea of interacting with insects involves flyswatters, you'll come to appreciate their fascinating world a little more after reading this fun volume. If you already like insects, you'll come to treasure Dr Evans' style and wit. By the way, he has a whole family of wasps named after himself, the Ensign Wasps which are parasites on cockroach eggs. Talk about good guys!

Our price: $14.95

After the Ice Age: The Return of Life to Glaciated North America

by E. C. Pielou

This is a fascinating account of how plants and animals spread across North America in pursuit of retreating glaciers. It is well researched and detailed, explaining how modern day species distributions were caused or influenced by the patterns of glaciation and thaw throughout time. This is hard science, but the author manages to make it accessible. I first saw this book on a friend's desk and couldn't put it down. (She's going to want it back one of these days!)

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Native American Gardening : Stories, Projects and Recipes for Families...

By Caduto & Bruchac
Some wisdom and good ideas from the first Americans wrapped in stories and folk knowledge.


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